Mary Katherine Hudson Barnes, 91, of Pinnacle, NC went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Mary was born in Lockesburg, Arkansas on March 24, 1929 to the late Era Mae Hudson. On July 17, 1946 she married George William Barnes in Oklahoma, and together raised four children. George would later pass, on May 9, 1989. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She retired from Revco Drug Co. in 1984 as an assistant manager.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Georgia Ann Barnes, Donna Katherine Miller; and a son Larry William (Joetta) Barnes; eight grandchildren , David Wayne (Debbie) Barnes, Dawn Michelle (Kelly) Moore, Lisa Ann (Adam) Chilton, Melissa Renee (Jim) Wallace, Tina Katherine (Chad) Butcher, Jeffery William (Jenny) Barnes, Karen Michelle (Landon) Huffman, and Jamie Lyn (John) Abernathy; twenty great-grandchildren; Justin Moore, Amber (Chris) Whitaker, Tyler Jensen, Lauren (Thomas) Gaede, Dakota (Bobby) Solsbee, Michelle Jensen, Ethan Wallace, Maddie (Cody) Rivers, Robin Jensen, Braedon (Stormee) Barnes, Jarret Barnes, Megan Moore, Gavin Wallace, Jordan Barnes, Malcom Abernathy, Kiley Huffman, Gabby Chilton, Joshua Moore, and Aubrie Huffman; nine great-great grandchildren; Mallory Moore, Ayden Cook, Annabelle Jensen, RJ Solsbee, Bristol Gaede, Agnus Barnes, David Solsbee, Harper Rivers, and Bella Monesh; many nieces and nephews; and special furry friend, cat Buddy.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Harold Wayne Barnes; her mother; a brother, Kyle Hudson; a sister, Glenda Andrews; and a daughter-in-law, Janet Barnes.
Mrs. Barnes will be open for viewing at Cox-Needham Funeral Home from Tuesday, June 9, at 1:30- 5:00, Wednesday, June 10 - Thursday, June 11 from 8:30-5:00.
A graveside service will be held at Pilot View United Methodist Church cemetery, Friday June 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Kim Smith will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mary’s name to Foothills Food Bank at 233 Cooper Street, Dobson, NC 27017, or a charity of your choice. The family would like to express their deep appreciation for the staff of Mountain Valley Hospice and the Pilot View United Methodist Church Members for their support.
Cox-Needham Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Barnes family.
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